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• #### 3D Printing Soft Electronics ﻿

(2018)
The University of Houston received NSF funding to hold an REU researching Neurotechnologies to help the body move, heal, and feel again. Of specific importance is developing brain machine interfaces that optimize both ...
• #### A Black Death: Can Relic Oysters Be Used in Restoration Efforts? ﻿

(2018)
The eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, plays an important role in estuarine ecosystems, but populations have been decimated compared to historic levels. Large storm events, including hurricanes, periodically eliminate ...
• #### A Comparison of Self Reported Physical Activity and ActiGraph Recorded Physical Activity Amongst Young Adults ﻿

(2017)
Introduction. A quick, inexpensive, and noninvasive method to assess the physical activity (PA) level of an individual is to use a questionnaire in which a subject recalls their usual weekly activity. The information from ...
• #### A Culturally-Tailored Smoking Cessation Intervention for Latinos ﻿

(2018)
Leading causes of death among Latinos in the U.S include cancer (of which, lung cancer is the most frequent cause of cancer death), heart disease, unintentional injuries, and stroke. Three of these four causes have a ...
• #### A Novel Synthesis of Functionalized Oxazolidine-2,4-diones ﻿

(2017)
Oxazolidinedione analogs have been found to be potent and selective Mineralocorticoid Receptor (MR) antagonists. The natural endogenous hormone Aldosterone activates MR leading to chronic kidney disease, hypertension and ...
• #### A Partial Statistical Model of the Green Fluorescent Protein ﻿

(2018)
Since its discovery, the green fluorescent protein (GFP) and its variants have found many applications in biological research. Due to the fluorophore’s sensitivity to its environment, many of the protein’s fluorescence ...
• #### A Question Selection Strategy for Early Warning Systems ﻿

(2018)
Early warning systems, or early alert systems, are systems to identify students at risk of failing a course. These systems use two categories of indicators: Traditional indicators such as assignment grades and class ...
• #### A Search for Controls on the Distribution of Natural, Submarine Oil Seeps in the Gulf of Mexico ﻿

(2017)
In this research, published literature is used to compile information on 94 submarine oil seeps in the Gulf of Mexico to better understand the factors that control their locations. The majority of Gulf of Mexico submarine, ...
• #### A Search for Controls on the Distribution of Oil Seeps in the Minibasin Provinces ﻿

(2018)
In this research, published literature is used to compile information on over one thousand natural hydrocarbon occurrences across the world, focusing primarily on oil seeps in the minibasin provinces and the structural ...
• #### A STATE-SPACE INVESTIGATION OF CORTISOL ALTERATIONS IN CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME ﻿

(2018)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) causes prolonged and crippling fatigue in patients. Reports estimate a $17 to$24 billion loss in productivity and medical care costs due to CFS annually [1]. Since the initial observations ...
• #### Accelerated Odyssey: The impact of the Camera Obscura on perception, reflection, and environments and how contemplative design can respond to a thoughtful life. ﻿

(2018)
The camera obscura accelerated our ability to capture light, time, and environments. Through environmental analysis in material, light, and time, artistic examples throughout history have shaped the augmentation of the ...
• #### Addressing Unwanted Water Production Using DPR ﻿

(2017)
We are testing environmental friendly solutions to address the technical, environmental, and economical problems with unwanted water production. In the oil and gas industry, we constantly explore ways to maximize production. ...
• #### Aggregation of Lead Phosphate Nanoparticles: Implications for Lead Immobilization in Soil and Pipes ﻿

(2017)
Flint, Michigan (2014) and Washington D.C. (2001) found high levels of lead in their drinking water pipelines. Problem: Lead in pipes is corroding and contaminating the drinking water. Goal: To study the aggregation behavior ...
• #### Air Pollution and Diabetes: Modeling a Possible Intervention Through Stove Top Replacement ﻿

(2017)
Objective: Model effectiveness of possible approach for diabetes prevention by reducing exposure to air pollutants by replacing gas stoves with electric ones. Methodology. Using Rstudio and data bases such as 500 Cities ...
• #### An Investigation into Patterns of Scaling Among Morphological Traits ﻿

(2018)
Proper scaling of morphological traits to body size is necessary for ecological function. Individuals with better nutrition grow larger body sizes and traits, whereas individuals with poor nutrition develop smaller body ...
• #### An Investigation of Cerium Anomalies in the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway ﻿

(2018)
Although marine anoxia was widespread during Cretaceous ocean anoxic events, the abundance of fossils and evidence for bioturbation in Cenomanian-Turonian shales from the Iona-1 core suggest portions of the Cretaceous ...
• #### Analysis of Early Myelin Development in the Central Nervous System ﻿

(2018)
Myelin, produced by oligodendrocytes (OLGs), is the major factor for the stability of neural transmission in the central nervous system (CNS). The interaction between axons and OLGs has been of interest in determining ...
• #### Analyzing Nanoparticle Dynamics in Complex Fluids Using Microscopy Techniques ﻿

(2017)
Improving our understanding of nanoparticle dynamics in complex fluids allows for advancements in Point-of-Care diagnostics such as targeted drug delivery. Our group currently studies how a nanoparticle’s shape affects its ...

(2017)
• #### Antibody-Functionalized Nanophosphor Particles for Use as Reporters in Lateral Flow Assays ﻿

(2017)
The main goal of this project was to identify important buffer components that improve the performance of nanophosphor reporters in a lateral flow assay. A model system based on the capture of the human chorionic gonadotropin ...